Maurice A. Deane School of Law
|Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University|
|Location||Hempstead, New York, USA|
|Campus||Suburban, 240 acres (1.0 km²)|
The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located in Hempstead, New York. Founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971, the school offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, and LL.M degrees in American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. Hofstra Law School is located on the southern portion of the 240-acre (0.97 km2) Hofstra University campus, in Hempstead, New York. The school was renamed to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in September 2011.
Hofstra's School of Law is on a semester system, encompassing a fall and spring semester, with a three week winter break during which several intensive skills programs are taught and a study abroad program is offered in Curaçao and Cuba. The school also holds a summer session during which several classes are offered for students, along with a number of study abroad opportunities. The law school is also the first ABA approved law school in the United States to offer programs in Cuba.
Hofstra School of Law offers concentration in 15 areas of study: Child and Family Advocacy, Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Energy and the Environment, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International and Comparative Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate, and Taxation.
As of the 2014 U.S. News Rankings for law schools, Hofstra ranks 113 nationally, having fallen 24 places from 2013. The school was named one of the country’s best public interest law schools by preLaw magazine, a national publication aimed at prospective law students. Among the 75 law schools that made the list, Hofstra ranked 11th.
Hofstra Law is ranked the No. 54 school in the country in placing partners in U.S. offices of the 100 largest national law firms (J.D. classes of 1986 and after), according to a study by Theodore P. Seto, “Where Do Partners Come From,” Journal of Legal Education. According to a 2013 study, Hofstra ranks 124th in the Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report.
The School of Law is housed in the original building opened in the 1970s upon the school's inception, although it has undergone several extensive renovations since that time. The lower floors of Kushner Hall are home to the law school's two level Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library. The law building also contains a Moot Courtroom. Access to wireless internet can be found throughout the building as well as its immediate exterior.
In the early 1990s, the school added a new building, Joan Axinn Hall, to house its growing clinical programs and the Office of Career Services, and it expanded into neighboring Roosevelt Hall in 2006-07, with new space for its four student-run journals and other student organizations.
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- Maryanne Trump Barry (’74), a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, sister of Donald Trump
- Joseph Borg, the Securities Commissioner of Alabama since 1994
- Ann-Margaret Carrozza, the New York State Assembly from 1997 to 2010
- John Ciampoli ('84)County Attorney of Nassau County NY from 2009 to Present
- Richard Collins ('84) Actor, Expert on Steroid Use and Abuse (not to be confused with the Canadian actor)
- John J. Farley III (’73), a former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Joe Ferriero, the Bergen County Democratic Organization Chairman from 1998 to 2009
- Jonathan Kaiman (’88), the Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead since 2004
- Charles Kushner, noted billionaire real estate developer
- Katherine Lapp (’81), the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Harvard University
- Neil Levin, former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
- Randy Levine (’80), the President of the New York Yankees since January 2000
- Linda Cahn, the founder and president of Pharmacy Benefit Consultants
- Sallie Manzanet-Daniels (’88), an Associate Justice of the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department
- Mary Matalin, political consultant for the Republican Party, advisor to former President George W. Bush (attended but did not graduate)
- Thomas McKevitt (’96), a member of the New York State Assembly since 2006
- Bobby Muller (’74), an American peace advocate
- David Paterson (’83), former Governor of New York, former Lieutenant Governor and minority leader of the New York State Senate
- Richard Socarides, former White House adviser under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1999
- Thomas C. Wales (’79), assassinated federal prosecutor
- David Weprin, a member of the New York State Assembly since 2010. former member of New York City Council,former Deputy Superintendent of the New York State Banking Commission, former Chairman of New York's Securities Industry Association
- Hofstra Law Review official website
- Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal
- Hofstra Family Court Review
- The Journal of International Business Law (JIBL)
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